30-minute weekly radio program for April 26, 2011. The country is in a mess, economically, politically, in terms of civil liberties ... you name it! Well, it's not that nobody warned us where we were heading! Three prophets of years past combine wit, humor, and insight: (1) Comedian George Carlin (2 routines from the 1990s) discusses the exploitation by the rich of everyone else, our non-functioning democracy, the falseness of The American Dream, class warfare, "divide and conquer,"... Topics: George Carlin, Jello Biafra, Michael Parenti, Obama, Wall Street, Social Security, Iraq
30-minute weekly radio program for July 26, 2011. We rebroadcast three segments from Scott Noble's new documentary video about the betrayal of the American people by their political system (including both major parties): 1. A heartbreaking collection of Obama campaign promises--every one of which he broke. Get out of Iraq immediately; stop torture; close Guantanamo; bail out the people, not just the investment banks; develop clean energy sources. . . . Everything Americans yearned for he... Topics: Obama, campaign promises, Wall Street, Democratic Party, war, John Pilger, Chris Hedges
30-minute weekly radio program for February 2, 2010. Examines attempts to scare citizens by exaggerating the threat of terrorism--today and in 2001 (anthrax scare). http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com . Permanent link to the blog entry for this installment: http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com/2010/01/listen-to-or-download-this-radio-show.html. Links to larger and smaller MP3 files of this installment are available there. Topics: terrorism, propaganda, fear, indoctrination, anthrax scare, John E. Potter, Howard Zinn, Hermann...
30-minute radio program for June 5, 2012. First of 2 parts. In a shrewd and funny talk, MICHAEL POLLAN shows what is wrong with our globalized, corporate-controlled agriculture. And he shows why certain alternatives are sane, practical, and---on a small but growing scale--already in place. This week, in Part 1, he explains six reasons why factory farming is not only bad but "unsustainable." And he shows why "Whole Foods"-type globalized, corporate organic farming is not much... Topics: agriculture, farming, agribusiness, organic, Whole Foods, Michael Pollan
30-minute weekly radio program for September 21, 2010. Our previous program on cell phones (NWN #127) focused on the mineral wars in the Congo to supply the metals our cell phones need. Today we focus on the bad health effects of the electromagnetic radiation from cell phones, cell phone towers, Wi-Fi hotspots, and (worst yet) WiMAX hot spots. We'll hear from psychotherapist CHELLIS GLENDINNING; the late New Zealand scientist Dr. NEIL CHERRY; and pseudonymous scholar KLAATU, discussing the... Topics: cell phone, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, Chellis Glendinning, Neil Cherry, Project Pandora, CIA, EMR,...
30-minute radio program for January 24, 2012. War is not a result of human nature. Rather, national leaders always have to coerce and cajole citizens into going to war. If war were natural, rulers would not need propaganda, the draft, and prisons to compel citizens to participate. War never solves any problem. It transforms virtuous people (and nations) into beasts. It kills primarily innocent civilians. It's an uphill battle--pardon the metaphor--but people can abolish war if they try. So... Topics: Howard Zinn, war, propaganda
30-minute radio program for January 22, 2013. By late 1966, Martin Luther King realized that he could no longer focus on issues as narrow as voting rights and segregated housing. He had to oppose larger crimes and injustices including rampant militarism, the military-industrial-Congressional complex, and a U.S. foreign policy consisting of eternal war. The U.S. was then waging a major war in and against Vietnam. We rebroadcast large portions of MLK's most important speech against U.S. war and... Topics: Martin Luther King, Beyond Vietnam, Riverside Church, antiwar, Vietnam war
30-minute radio program for August 5, 2014. From the documentary film about "planned obsolescence." That is, about products designed to fail early so another must be purchased--& the bad effects on our lives and environment. Topics include the international lightbulb cartel, which greatly reduced the life of bulbs, ... nearly indestructable nylon stockings, later made flimsy by DuPont, ... the original iPod, with a non-replaceable battery designed to fail early, ... the Epson... Topics: Lightbulb Conspiracy, lightbulb, planned obsolescence, marketing
30-minute radio program for September 9, 2014. Events in Ferguson (MO) have drawn attention to the militarization of local police. This militarization is a big problem, but it's only a part of an even-bigger problem: the state's control of its "have-nots" through force and violence. We explore these issues, from the glut of army weapons given to Connecticut's local police ... to the many police shootings of unarmed young Black men ... to the larger issues of social control. Features... Topics: police, militarization
30-minute radio program for September 18, 2012. Journalist CHRIS HEDGES traces the rise of the Corporate State, the destruction of democracy, and the corporate plunder of society. And he surveys successful examples of nonviolent popular rebellion. This week he discusses the Obama Administration's assault on civil liberties--a way of suppressing both dissent and popular resistance to corporate plunder, he believes. He ends with examples of nonviolent popular resistance toppling oppressive... Topics: corporation, capitalism, democracy, Chris Hedges, resistance, Obama, NDAA
30-minute radio program for February 7, 2012. The more our country crumbles, the more the government says it can't afford to help us. Three voices offer 3 different solutions. ANNIE LEONARD says there's plenty of money: just force Congress to close corporate loopholes. KEVIN CARSON says Big Government will always serve the powerful, so let's all develop an alternative economy. CHRIS HEDGES says that civil disobedience is our only option. Includes the entirety of Annie Leonard's new video,... Topics: Annie Leonard, Chris Hedges, Kevin Carson, The Story of Broke, economy, big business, corporations,...
30-minute weekly radio program for August 2, 2011. Three short documentary films on fossil fuels, pollution, and the environment: 1. "300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds" by the Post Carbon Institute 2. "The Story of Cap & Trade" by Annie Leonard 3. "The Story of Electronics" by Annie Leonard http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com/ . Permanent link to the entry for this installment: http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com/2011/07/dog-day-afternoon-at-movies.html Topics: cap and trade, carbon, pollution, electronics, e-waste, fossil fuels, Annie Leonard, Post Carbon...
30-minute radio program for April 17, 2012. First of 2 parts. It's not just oil. With growing demand and declining supplies, all forms of energy will soon become very expensive. No alternative sources can produce as much energy as we are now obtaining from oil and natural gas--both of which are in decline. Some proposed alternatives (hydrogen, ethanol) are pipe-dreams. Is this the end of The American Way of Life? Probably. Several experts lucidly explain what's happpening and what we have to... Topics: energy, peak oil, natural gas, electricity, depletion, The End of Suburbia
30-minute radio program for May 12, 2015. First of 2 parts. Another in our series of classic talks by Progressive political scientist MICHAEL PARENTI. This one--one of his best--dates from 1997. Parenti demolishes the myth of "the liberal media." With wit, humor, facts, and examples, he shows the US news media to be little more than the propaganda arm of the the most powerful corporations. Recorded live in Burlington, Vermont--at the same university that had fired him for his antiwar... Topics: Michael Parenti, media, news, journalism
30-minute radio program for June 18, 2013. First of 2.5 parts. A fine talk by GLEN FORD. He shows that much of American foreign policy--including military interventions in the Third World--is all about trying to contain China, soon to become the world's largest economy. The US cannot compete with China economically because Wall Street has sold off our industrial assets to inflate its own profits. The only remaining source of American power is its huge military--which the government is now... Topics: Glen Ford, imperialism, foreign policy, China, Wall Street, deindustrialization, military,...
30-minute radio program for June 17, 2014. First of 2 parts. David Zeiger's fine video documentary (U.K.version), adapted to radio. How rebellion by America's active-duty soldiers and sailors made the U.S. end the Vietnam War. Current reflections by antiwar veterans and others--some famous, some obscure--mix with period newscasts and other recordings. The famous ones include Army physician Dr. Howard Levy, Army "Green Beret" Sgt. Donald Duncan, and actor & activist Jane Fonda.... Topics: Vietnam War, war, antiwar, Sir! No Sir!
30-minute radio program for March 25, 2014. Journalist GLENN GREENWALD brought to light the story of Edward Snowden and the US government's massive, top-secret program of spying on every American. Here Greenwald talks about Snowden, government surveillance, the assault on civil liberties, and the government's hypocrisy about leaks and leakers. And he talks about the disgraceful behavior of the US "mainstream" news media. The media are determined to SERVE the power elite rather than to... Topics: Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden, surveillance, NSA, press, news media
30-minute radio program for June 7, 2016. Selections from a recent talk in Cambridge, MA, by journalist Amy Goodman, longtime host of "Democracy Now!" Goodman tells stories that explore the corruption of the corporate media and that show ordinary people fighting back against the System--sometimes successfully. This week, many of her stories come from the recent past--specifically 2011. Highlights include the trial and execution of Troy Davis, popular rebellion in Wisconsin, Occupy... Topics: Amy Goodman, Democracy Now, Troy Davis, Wisconsin
30-minute radio program for April 12, 2016. Selections from the film documentary ... plus a good article by Bruce Dixon on the similar positions of the Democratic and Republican parties on nearly every issue. In the film, political analyst Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed discusses the 7 interconnected global crises we face. This week: militarization and destruction of civil liberties, plus conclusions. Old film clips brighten the commentary. With new introduction and comments by Kenneth Dowst. Much of... Topics: Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed, Bruce Dixon, militarism, civil liberties, western civilization
30-minute weekly radio program for April 6, 2010. "False-flag" ops are incidents used to justify war or abolition of civil liberties. These incidents are staged, or misrepresented, or imaginary. I review the major types of "false-flag operations"--with details on the battleship Maine (1898) and US Air Force provocations of the USSR during the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962). Guess who saved the world in 1962. Nikita Khrushchev! Then ex-MI-5 agent ANNIE MACHON discusses terrorism... Topics: 9-11, Annie Machon, civil liberties, Cuban Missile Crisis, battleship Maine, false flag, John F....
30-minute radio program for April 9, 2013. In this classic speech, urbanist JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER explores some of the changes America will have to make to deal with a world of less oil and much more expensive oil. All these changes will be difficult--but some sound better than what we have now. Commuter rail lines, Main Street stores, and no more Wal-Mart? Sounds OK so far. (Conflict with China over who gets Canada's oil? Possibly not so good.) Kunstler spoke in San Francisco in March 2007.... Topics: oil, peak oil, James Howard Kunstler
30-minute radio program for January 1, 2013. We look at crime at several levels: retail (the Newtown, CT murders), wholesale (the entertainment industry), bigger wholesale (the financial system), and factory-direct (the Federal Government). Includes KD's reflections on Newtown & why the proposed new gun-control laws have zero relevance; a new David Rovics song on the Entertainment Biz; a short movie by "Econ4" on the government-assisted crimes of Wall Street; and a good essay by... Topics: crime, Newtown, Wall Street, David Rovics, Hugo Chavez, Paul Craig Roberts, gun control
30-minute radio program for July 9, 2013. For two decades or more, the CIA conducted secret experiments in torture and mind-control as Project MK-ULTRA. As subjects they used American and Canadian citizens who were unaware of what was happening to them. Klein tells the story of Gail Kastner, who discovered decades later that the CIA (via her psychiatrist) had permanently damaged her mind with drugs, sensory deprivation, and electroshock. Klein reads from her recent book, *The Shock Doctrine.*... Topics: Naomi Klein, MK-ULTRA, CIA, mind control, Gail Kastner, Ewen Cameron
30-minute weekly radio program for July 6, 2010. The corporate media enthusiastically promote "the culture of celebrity." This culture does worse than yield trivial entertainment. It make people more passive and powerless, more inclined to blame only themselves for their misfortunes, less able to organize and fight back against The System. Celebrity culture is a tool used to pacify the masses. Or so argues journalist-prophet Chris Hedges. We'll hear more of Hedges' October 14 talk in... Topics: Chris Hedges, celebrity, culture, consumer, Empire of Illusion, Michael Jackson, funeral, economy,...
30-minute radio program for September 6, 2011. An interesting look at our fascination with celebrities ... and corporate marketers' exploitation of this fascination to sell products. In fact our attraction to celebrities appears rooted in our evolution: the closer our ancestors got to the alpha male, the more likely they were to survive. The show includes parts of the documentary film *Starsuckers* and CHRIS HEDGES' critique of Michael Jackson's funeral. Hedges' speech was recorded on October... Topics: celebrities, marketing, corporations, Chris Hedges, Michael Jackson
30-minute radio program for October 18, 2011. From JOHN PILGER's documentary film, *The War on Democracy*. The story of Hugo Chavez's democratic reforms in Venezuela ... their huge support among the common people ... intense opposition by the country's wealthy elite ... the CIA-sponsored coup that briefly removed Chavez from power (2002) ... and the popular uprising that restored democracy to Venezuela and returned Chavez to the presidency. It's an interesting and inspiring story, well-told by... Topics: Hugo Chavez, Venezuela, democracy, coup, John Pilger, War on Democracy
30-minute weekly radio program for November 16, 2010. Second of 2 parts. In the early 1960s almost the whole of the U.S. "national security state" (Pentagon, spy agencies, National Security Council) very much wanted war with the Soviet Union. We would win this (nuclear) war, they reasoned, losing only 40 million lives, while the Soviet Union would lose perhaps 200 million and be destroyed. The U.S. would emerge as the world's sole superpower. In October 1962, the CIA discovered a... Topics: John F. Kennedy, Khrushchev, Cuban missile crisis, Bay of Pigs, test ban, American University,...
30-minute weekly radio program for August 16, 2011. Exploring the connections among ubiquitous cheap junk merchandise, domestic unemployment and poverty, starvation wages abroad, pollution everywhere, the destruction of the environment, the deindustrialization and Third-World-ization of America, and the ever-increasing wealth of the already-rich. Was there a vote on all this that somehow I missed? Includes unflattering words on G.E. by labor leader Marie Lausch & a passage on IKEA from... Topics: Marie Lausch, Ellen Ruppel Shell, Dowst, labor, outsourcing, pollution, deindustrialization,...
30-minute weekly radio program for February 1, 2011. Award-winning journalist DAHR JAMAIL--interviewed by Dori Smith, of Talk Nation Radio--discusses the extraordinarily high level of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) in the U.S. armed forces today. Essentially, MST is the rape of a soldier by a fellow soldier. Victims are of both sexes, but women soldiers are extremely likely to be victimized. Victims who report the assault are persecuted and denied therapeutic care; their rapists are promoted; and... Topics: Dahr Jamail, Robert Fisk, military training, rape, MST, soldier
30-minute radio program for October 30, 2012. Feeling powerless to change The System? HOWARD ZINN (1992), CHRIS HEDGES (2012), and singer DAVID ROVICS discuss several examples of how large-scale nonviolent popular resistance surprisingly appeared and forced major changes in--or overthrew--bad systems. From the Civil Rights movement in the South (1950s) to the overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe (1980s) to the Arab Spring (2011-), citizens, nonviolently, often have produced major change. Is... Topics: Howard Zinn, Chris Hedges, civil rights, Arab Spring, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, democracy
30-minute radio program for September 25, 2012. Selections from the recent film documentary. Political analyst Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed discusses the 7 interconnected global crises we are undergoing. This week we'll focus on economic instabiliy and terrorism. Old film clips brighten the thoughtful commentary. Of particular interest: how (and why) the invasion of Afghanistan was planned well before 9-11-2001. http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com/ . Permanent link to the entry for this installment:... Topics: economics, recession, terrorism, Crisis of Civilization, Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed
30-minute radio program for January 21, 2014. The second half of Virtual Renderings' new audio *collage* on our environmental crisis, especially global climate change. Features many perspectives and a wide range of voices--notably (in this installment) Toby Hemenway, Noam Chomsky, and Guy McPherson. Plus a bit of post-apocalyptic science fiction and some relevant music. Introduction by K.D. I have condensed the original version slightly to fit our show's time limitation. The title song is by... Topics: global warming, climate change, civilization, environment, Virtual Renderings
30-minute radio program for May 1, 2012. In places seriously, in places tongue-in-cheek, we take a look at some current trends. Important ones include the decline of suburbs and the increasing wealth of the plutocrats. But let's not neglect Botox for men ("brotox"), celebrity vegetarianism, women NOT dying their hair, special-interest magazines, exploring power plants while naked.... Contributors include JH Kunstler, George Carlin, Paul Krassner, provincial newspapers, and singer... Topics: Botox, homeless, suburbs, cosmetics, George Carlin, Paul Krassner, trends, magazines
30-minute radio program for June 4, 2013. Second of 2 parts. The "Seven Sisters" was Big Oil. It was the cartel of huge private oil corporations that ended up owning almost all the oil in the Middle East. They stole and kept this treasure by hook and by crook, in violation of many laws, with help from corrupt monarchs abroad and muscle from the U.S. government, armed forces, and CIA. We adapt to radio a new video documentary. This week, Part 2 takes us from the creation of OPEC in... Topics: oil, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Shah of Iran, Seven Sisters, Standard Oil, BP, OPEC, Gulf War
30-minute radio program for November 19, 2013. Another intriguing audiocollage by Virtual Renderings a.k.a. Chazk (condensed by KD). It weaves together political commentary, music, clips from the movie "The Matrix," and whatnot. It combines critical views ranging from the Left (Noam Chomsky) too the far Right (stefbot)--and music ranging from the Stones to Harry Shearer to J.S. Bach. It adds up to an engaging and intelligent critique of a U.S. corporate state that falsely claims to be... Topics: Virtual Renderings, Chazk, Apokaluptein, democracy, capitalism, Wall Street
30-minute radio program for August 27, 2013. Part 2 of a brilliant and witty speech by Progressive political scientist Michael Parenti, delivered in 1994. Twenty years later, the talk is every bit as cogent and relevant as it it was then This week, Parenti shows that empires are about class and wealth, not nationalism. Empires are ruinously expensive, but the expense is paid by the 99% in order to make the 1% even richer. The costs include not only dollars but also environmental damage, the... Topics: Michael Parenti, imperialism, neoimperialism, economy, military
30-minute weekly radio program for July 19, 2011. Three brief and good talks on current events by Glen Ford, one of America's most astute--and hardest-hitting--Progressive political commentators. Ford exposes the phoniness of the 2-party system (which resembles professional wrestling more than politics): both parties serve Finance Capital and imperialism. Then Ford exposes the barrage of US government lies about Gaddafi, Libya, and the US wars in Africa. And he denounces the corporate press's... Topics: Glen Ford, Obama, Gaddafi, Libya, war, Wall Street, imperialism, propaganda, press, media
30-minute weekly radio program for March 30, 2010. "False-flag" ops are incidents used to justify war or abolition of civil liberties. These incidents are staged, or misrepresented, or imaginary. Ex-MI-5 agent ANNIE MACHON discusses the London IRA bombings & bombing of the Israeli Embassy in London (1994). Turns out the latter was done by . . . well, . . . the Israelis. I discuss the faked Polish invasion of Germany (1939), Gulf of Tonkin incident (1964), bombing of 3 Russian... Topics: 9-11, Annie Machon, apartment bombings, Duck Soup, false flag, Gleiwitz, Gulf of Tonkin, Hitler,...
30-minute radio program for May 22, 2012. Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki's new documentary on the drug war, "The House I Live In," just won a top award at Sundance. Here Jarecki talks about some things he learned while making the film. Among them: 90% of crack arrestees--but only 13% of crack users--are Black. Drug laws, always a means of race control, are now also a means of class control, with poor whites increasingly targeted. And the original "War on Drugs"--launched by Nixon... Topics: Eugene Jarecki, House I Live In, drugs, war on drugs, crack, cocaine, opium, prison, Nixon, Michael...
30-minute radio program for September 30, 2014. Second of 2 parts. More of Rebecca Anshell Song's interesting talk about our bizarre standards of beauty--and about the causes and purposes of these weird standards. This week, Song focuses on the weight-loss crusaders (including Michelle Obama) and the so-called War on Obesity. The medical science behind the anti-obesity crusades is iffy at best; diet techniques and diet drugs seldom work, long-term; and the health risks of repeated dieting are... Topics: diet, beauty, plastic surgery, obesity, capitalism
30-minute radio program for January 6, 2015. Second of two parts. In a brilliant speech, CHRIS HEDGES argues that the class war is real ... that the workers and other ordinary people are losing ... that all of society's institutions have betrayed the people and "sold out" to Established Power ... that whatever political and economic justice there has been exists only because ordinary people struggled hard against the elite to create that justice. And he argues that widespread... Topics: Chris Hedges, United States, capitalism, labor, economy, Albert Camus
30-minute radio program for December 2, 2014. More of the classic talk by political scientist MICHAEL PARENTI, delivered in Berkeley, California, in 1993. Let's not dismiss"conspiracy theories." Parenti argues that conspiracies are real and common--one tool among the many that the elite use to advance their class interests. This week he discusses more "conspiracy theories" that have been proven true--including the successful attempt to reverse the US's movement towards... Topics: Michael Parenti, conspiracy, conspiracy theory, class, class power, Nicaragua
30-minute weekly radio program for July 12, 2011. The new "smart phones" such as Apple's iPhone have been revealed to be excellent devices for spying on the phones' owners. So this might be a good time to hear Dr. Neil Postman's celebrated and witty lecture, "Technology and Society." Postman proposes six questions that society--and individuals--ought to consider before deciding to adopt any particular new technology. Part 1 (last week) includes some of Postman's introduction... Topics: Neil Postman, technology, computers, smart phone, iPhone, Jonathan Zittrain, surveillance
30-minute radio program for May 13, 2014. Last week, Professor GUY MCPHERSON showed that climate-change disaster is imminent and probably irreversible. The species Homo sapiens will be extinct by 2050, he forecasts. This week he discusses whether any force could rescue us (probably not) and then considers the ethical question, How should we behave in the face of our impending demise? Then a comic sketch by GEORGE CARLIN, who--similarly--discusses ways of going out with style. For both men, it's... Topics: Guy McPherson, global warming, climate change, ecology, George Carlin
30-minute weekly radio program for May 10, 2011. Since my birth in 1950, U.S. foreign policy seems to have consisted of war, war, empire building, and more war. Is anybody else sick of this? ... or at least feeling broke from paying for it all? Two fine thinkers (and I too) explore the problem. (1) MICHAEL PARENTI (1990s) discusses the the functions & purposes of the American empire and why "we" invade so many countries and overthrow their governments--many of them democracies.... Topics: Michael Parennti, Bruce Gagnon, military, empire, war, Grenada, Serbia, Bosnia, Yugoslavia, Iraq
30-minute weekly radio program for August 23, 2011. Another nice audio *collage* by Virtual Renderings. Explores the wild promises made by proponents of civilian nuclear projects--and the very scary reality behind the propaganda--from 1950 through the meltdown at Three Mile Island in 1979. Sound sources include old propaganda films, news reports, interviews from documentary films, and some music--all very nicely woven together. http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com/ . Permanent link to the entry... Topics: nuclear power, Atoms for Peace, Atomic Energy Commission, Three Mile Island, Virtual Renderings
30-minute radio program for December 25, 2012. Some brief commentary by me, five seasonal songs, and one satiric imitation Broadway "big production number." All take a comic but critical view of American hypocrisies, religiosity, commercialism, class warfare, and other Christmastime traditions. I'm especially fond of the pseudo- "big production number": Stan Freberg's 1958 masterpiece, "Green Chri$tma$." The audio fidelity is excellent even by today's standards;... Topics: Stan Freberg, Christmas, satire, Santa
30-minute weekly radio program for November 24, 2009. An offbeat look at guns and gun-banning. I tell of my own development from a capgun-slinging 7-year-old to a liberal-academic gun-banner ... to somebody who knows a little about guns & gun laws and thinks the NRA is not TOTALLY wrong about EVERYTHING. Then historian JOYCE LEE MALCOLM discusses the meaning of the 2nd Amendment & the recent "Heller" Supreme Court decision affirming the individual right to keep & bear.... Topics: 1950s, 1960s, 2nd Amendment, Constitution, crime, District of Columbia v. Heller, firearms, gun,...
30-minute radio program for May 28, 2013. First of 2 parts. The "Seven Sisters" was Big Oil. It was the cartel of huge private oil corporations that ended up owning almost all the oil in the Middle East. They stole and kept this treasure by hook and by crook, in violation of many laws, with help from corrupt monarchs abroad and muscle from the U.S. government, armed forces, and CIA. We adapt to radio a new video documentary. This week, Part 1 takes us from the founding of the cartel... Topics: oil, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Mossadeq, Seven Sisters, Standard Oil, BP, OPEC
30-minute radio program for August 23, 2016. First of two parts. A new and hard-hitting speech by journalist/essayist Chris Hedges. It 's about the corruption of "the System," the ever-increasing power of "the one percent," the betrayal of the people by the Democratic and Republican parties, the century-long crackdown on dissent, and our increasingly meaningless national politics, in which our nation's real and pressing problems (climate change, oligarchy, a plundered... Topics: Chris Hedges, capitalism, oligarchy, democracy, politics